Former Texas REALTORS® Chairman Leslie Rouda Smith, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, CRB, CRS, PMN, ePRO, was elected 2020 first vice president of the National Association of REALTORS®. The election took place during NAR’s board of directors meeting in Washington, DC, in May. Rouda Smith, from Plano, will serve as NAR president in 2022.

Rouda Smith says she is grateful for the support of her fellow REALTORS® in Texas. “I am honored to have been elected,” says Rouda Smith. “It’s my mission to bring together the thousands of smart minds throughout our REALTOR® family to find new ways to connect NAR to its members.”

A broker-associate at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, Rouda Smith was an NAR regional vice president in 2017 and chairman of Texas REALTORS® in 2016. She also served as an appointed vice president of NAR in 2013.

Rouda Smith is the daughter of the late Harley Rouda of Columbus, Ohio, who served as NAR president in 1991. She’ll be the fifth NAR leader from Texas.